Christmas 2019 • What’s On: November & December

Christmas comes but once a year, and for that reason, The Conran Shop endeavours to make yuletide as memorable and as extra-special as possible.

For 2019, accompanying our series of festive masterclasses, we’ve warmly invited some of our favourite brands into our stores to share their secrets, stories and complimentary samples.

MARYLEBONE VILLAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

The Conran Shop Marylebone | 13th November | 16:00 − 19:00

The fiercely anticipated annual event has become a mainstay of the capital’s Christmas cultural calendar, for residents and tourists alike. Marylebone Village and The Howard de Walden Estate take over Marylebone High Street as they turn on its Christmas lights. In-store, we’ll be adding to festivities with the help of our friends:

 

NOT-ANOTHER-BILL

Not-Another-Bill’s marvellous monogramming station will be on-site to personalise any Not-Another-Bill stationery and tech cases bought on the night.

 

POLAROID

Have your portrait taken by Polaroid’s professional photographer and have it framed in an exclusive Polaroid Christmas card.

 

LABORATORY PERFUMES

Our friends at Laboratory Perfumes will be on hand with complimentary discovery sets to try on a first come first, serve basis.

 

LOLA’S APOTHECARY

Meet the makers of Lola’s Apothecary and their delectable offering. Take home complimentary samples and get a mini Body & Massage Oil Roll-On with every Lola’s Apothecary purchase.

 

THE CHOCOLATE LIBERTINE

Handcrafted chocolate artistes, The Chocolate Libertine, will be in-store with trays upon trays of their mouth-watering treats for you to sample while you shop.

GIN DEMONSTRATIONS & TASTINGS WITH GIN ETC. BY KITCHEN PROVISIONS

The Conran Shop Marylebone | 30th November | 11:00 – 18:00
The Conran Shop Chelsea | 1st December | 12:00 – 17:00

With its first store in Stoke Newington and its second recently opened in Coal Drops Yard, Kitchen Provision’s Gin Etc. team will be onsite with their botanical gin-making kits to share their secrets of mixology and magic.

 

CHOCOLATE TASTING WITH TONY’S CHOCOLONEY

The Conran Shop Marylebone | 7th December | 14:00 − 17:00

Dutch activists turned chocolatiers, Tony’s Chocoloney is on a mission to end slavery in the chocolate industry. Blending decadent chocolate to support over 5,000 cocoa-farming families worldwide, the brand will present its unique and tasty wares to bolster all Christmas shoppers.

 

CANDLE ENGRAVING WITH CURIONOIR

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th December | 11:00 – 19:00

Add a personal touch to your delightfully scented Curionoir candle with free engraving by Curionoir’s expert craftspeople. New Zealand’s Curionoir offers bespoke scented candles and fragrances for the refined individual, with a focus on ethical trading, sustainability and local ingredient sourcing.

 

PRODUCT PERSONALISATION WITH NOT-ANOTHER-BILL

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th – 9th December | All Day

Not-Another-Bill’s marvellous monogramming station will be on-site to personalise any Not-Another-Bill stationery and tech accessories purchased.

 

UNCOVER WELLNESS WITH LOLA’S APOTHECARY

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 7th December | 12:00 – 19:00
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 14th December | 12:00 – 17:00

Each sensual bath oil from the Devon-based artisan is curated to bring joy, wellness and peace to your life, priding quality and sustainability most of all. Discover its delectable offering through express hand treatments and take home complimetary samples.

Rémy X Richard
Christmas at The Conran Shop Marylebone
Chelsea Windows

WISHBONE CHAIR WEAVING WITH CARL HANSEN & SØN

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 9th December | 12:00 − 20:00

Each iconic Wishbone chair features an intricate hand-woven paper cord seat and wooden frame. Stop by and discover this weaving wonder as Carl Hansen & Søn’s expert artisans demonstrate the meticulous crafting of the renowned chair. Plus, one lucky winner will take home their own limited edition.

 

SCENT DISCOVERY WITH LABORATORY PERFUMES

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 9th December | 16:00 – 19:00

Our friends at Laboratory Perfumes will be on hand with complimentary discovery sets to try on a first come first, serve basis. Inspired by a deep passion for fragrance, the British brand develops evolutionary scents.

 

ILLUSTRATION DEMONSTRATIONS WITH ISKN

The Conran Shop Chelsea | 21st December | 12:00 − 19:00
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 21st December | 12:00 − 19:00

Based in Grenoble, iskn is the leading pioneer in augmented interaction. Discover the creative possibilities of its Repaper device with demonstrations by professional illustrators.

 

PERSONALISED GIFT WRAPPING WITH AUSTIN AUSTIN

The Conran Shop Selfridges | 11th December | 12:00 − 15:00
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 18th December | 12:00 − 15:00
The Conran Shop Chelsea | 19th December | 12:00 − 15:00

Let Austin Austin’s experts add a personal touch to your conditioners, hand creams and body soaps from Norfolk father-daughter duo Richard and Bessie Austin.

 

CHOCOLATE TASTING WITH THE CHOCOLATE LIBERTINE

The Conran Shop Marylebone | 14th December | 14:00 − 17:00

Wonderfully creative Buckinghamshire-based chocolatiers, The Chocolate Libertine, empower cocoa farmers while crafting visually striking chocolate. With artistry at the centre of their business, sample their handcrafted creations and unusual flavour combinations in-store.

 

DRUM KIT DEMONSTRATION WITH REDISON

The Conran Shop Chelsea | 14th December
The Conran Shop Marylebone | 15th December

Discover Senstroke’s Starter Drum Kit, which is supplied with the beginner-friendly Redison drumsticks to help you play the drums in silence, without the need for the large instrument.

 

ROBOTIC ARM DEMONSTRATION WITH LINE-US

The Conran Shop Chelsea | 15th December | All Day
The Conran Shop Selfridges | 22nd December | All Day

The Robotic Arm from innovators, Line-Us, mimics your motion with a pen and recreates what you’ve drawn on the screen. Discover the riveting gadget for yourself in our newly expanded Selfridges concession.

Whatever your Christmas shopping plans are this year, be sure to swing by The Conran Shop for a complimentary samples and demonstrations from some of our favourite collaborators. Find your nearest store to plan your visit and sure to keep an eye on our Events page for the latest news and updates.